Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 124

Lift me up and give me a ride!

Welcome to the 124th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!

I expected to get some great posts with this week’s theme of Lift, and you came through like you always do!  Your posts were fantastic and I truly enjoyed reading all of them.  There were some surprising lifts, as well as a whole bunch of amazing ones!

Thanks to all of you for the creativity and fun that you put together!  Please read each other’s posts and let the authors know how much you enjoyed them!

Here’s a bird looking for a lift…

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Robin by Duart Castle

Outside Duart Castle on the wonderful Isle of Mull, we found out that the Robins have no fear, as this one showed by hopping on our car door and insisting we either provide food or a ride!

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  1. Miriam’s post in Out an’ About will give you quite a lift, as she faces her vertigo and enjoys the view from several high points.
  2. Charles’ entry in charlesewaugh brings out one of the most uplifting scenes in Valparaiso, Chile: a funicular!
  3. In sgeoil‘s post we are uplifted on the wings of the common loon, which is a wonderful bird!
  4. In a great post in A Pause for Nature, one of Nature’s super-lifters is featured: the lowly ant!
  5. In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are lifted on the wings of the house sparrow, as they partake of the crumbs that are available…
  6. Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom features Eivor and Pearl, as they are lifted to great heights, romping across the beach!
  7. Kammie shares uplifting news in her post in The Nut House, as she will have a number of photographs hanging in a gallery!
  8. Na’ama Yehuda‘s entry for this week’s theme shows the dragon’s head lifted high and has a wonderful poem!
  9. Olga lifts her eyes up high in her post in Stuff and what if…; the objects in the sky and her poem are amazing!
  10. In pensivity101‘s post, we are treated to her thoughts around the theme and its many variations!  Lovely post!
  11. Nicole’s photo in her wonderful blog Une Photo, Un Poéme highlights an impressive lift!
  12. In another fantastic post in MVobsession, we take all sorts of lifts from the gravity-defying to the pick-me-ups.
  13. A stunning photo in Chateaux des Fleurs provides us a lift that is just simply precious to behold!
  14. This week’s post on the theme in One letter UP – diary 2.0 tells the story of a tree and its 35 years of growth, until it needed a lift!
  15. In a beautiful post in her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy shares images of Nature’s lifting power, as water is elevated, and then returned…
  16. Sarah’s entry in By Sarah has a wonderful lift, as she captures the frozen bird beautifully. [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  17. Boats are involved again this week in the post in Life Amazing; that is quite a lift that is given!
  18. Maria’s post in Kamerapromenader captures both amazing lifts and is definitely uplifting!
  19. Stella provides us with another great post in Giggles & Tales, with lots of amazing lifts that are sure to lift you up!
  20. In a lovely photo in Shreya Shah, we get to see the moment when the groom lifts the veil; wonderful post!
  21. Suzanne’s post in Being in Nature documents that wonderful moment when a bird takes flight!
  22. Sonia takes us to the zenith of joy in Sonia’s Musings, as her toddler is lifted up high by her husband!
  23. When you climb into the wheel that you see in Land of Images, you will get quite a lift and a view of Brighton!
  24. Petra unleashes her creativity in her post in Photoworld vol. 3, as she documents lift in great, amusing detail!  You can also see this post in Lilliput is everywhere. Enjoy!
  25. Yinglan’s journey on a 30 minute cable lift ride in This is another Story takes her to new heights and amazing landscapes to view!
  26. In a wonderful post in WoollyMuses, we are taken to the airport, to both get a lift and be lifted!
  27. Tatiana starts things off with a great post in TravelArtPix, where we get to see the Snowbirds.  Also, in Vegas Great Attractions, we get to fly!
  28. Khürt’s posts in Island in the Net have been nothing short of amazing, which is true again of his report that takes us from Old Slip to Tabe Green!
  29. In a great post in Touring with Kids, we get treated to a host of beautiful vistas in the Bahamas!
  30. Jason doesn’t provide any horse play in his post in Proscenium: the horse may get a lift home, though!
  31. In Sync with Deep‘s post, the bubbles are lifted up and float away, until the bubble bursts…
  32. In a post that is certain to cool us down, Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery lifts us up, so that we can slide down the slope!
  33. Monika’s post in Alubhujia is truly uplifting, as she shares who lifts her up in her life: Dad!
  34. Robert captures some bubbles in his photo in Photo Roberts Blog, which are lifted upon a gentle breeze…
  35. Maria lifts our spirits in a great post in CitySonnet, as all of us would be able to enjoy a vacation in Pefkohori.
  36. Susan captures a pelican taking flight in her post in Musin’ with Susan, which is an amazing sight!
  37. Debbie writes another wonderful post in Forgivingconnects, as she lifts herself up with the lift of the Snta Monica stairs!
  38. In a great post in Go Outside Today, the bicycles are lifted for a great ‘organized by nobody’ monthly bike ride in Toronto!
  39. Ju-Lin takes us on an art exploration in her post in All things bright and beautiful; the lift provided in the art is echoed in our being lifted in life!
  40. Hammad brings us a great post in The Blog of Hammad Rais, as we’re lifted up into the sky!
  41. A lovely photo in Life in Minutes reminds us of the most gentle of lifts: the butterfly taking flight!
  42. An amazing site and photos in Pictures without Film, as we get to see a truly old lift, which did its work!
  43. In a lovely post in Fatma Mahmoud, we get to experience a new beginning in their photos!
  44. Shelley’s post in Quaint Revival is filled with great photos and great news, as her spirits are lifted…go read why!!
  45. Ilka shares a wonderful tale of lifting to a new level of freedom in A Thousand Miles, as her very personal message connects akin to a caterpillar to a butterfly!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Three Line Tales – Lion Eyes

Lovely, yet…

Many thanks to Sonya for Week One Hundred and Thirty-Three of Three Line Tales, part of her awesome blog Only 100 Words!

three line tales, week 133: two lion cubs staring at you like you're lunch
photo by Maxim Leyssens via Unsplash

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Looking with intent,
Approaching, ever so lovely.
Lion eyes deceive?

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Thank you to Sonya of Only 100 Words for coming up with Three Line Tales.

You’ll find full guidelines on her TLT page, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).
  • Link back to this post.
  • Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).
  • Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.
  • NEW: If you want your post to be included in the round-up, you have until Sunday evening to publish it.
  • Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Row

All the pretty things in a row!

Welcome to Week 121 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  After another week of wonderful responses from all of you to the theme of Field, my challenge was to select another new theme.

As the quantify of these challenges grows, it becomes ever harder to come up with unique themes that fit with my idea of providing multiple directions for responses to the challenge.  This week’s theme of Row has a number of possibilities, as it can denote a line of people or items, a street, propelling a boat with oar(s), a quarrel, and I’m sure there are others that haven’t come to my mind yet.

Open your creative minds to row through the waters of ideas!  I’m excited to see what fantastic posts you’ll generate in response to this week’s theme!

Here are a bunch of posts, standing in a row…

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Beached Order

This image is from near the end of a day of photography on snow-covered beaches.  It was a very cold day, which produced many memorable photos, as the combination of snow and deserted beaches is not something that is very common, even in New England.

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what winds up filling your posts!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 120

A vast field of fields!

Welcome to the 120th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Another record setting week of responses!

In your posts, you went afield and explored across various fields; there were many gorgeous fields that were photographed expertly and lots of interesting commentary that you included with your posts.  It was a fun read and kept me busy for quite a while, as you did set anothe record for entries!

Thanks to all of you for putting such quality entries together!

Here’s another field, this time from our trip to Italy…

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Tuscan Fields

This field had caught my attention in the morning, as we passed it, but didn’t quite have the lighting that I wanted to see on it; luckily, the afternoon provided a wonderful sky and light that gave some character to the beauty that lay in front of me.

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Nicole led off this week’s barrage of posts with a wonderful entry in Une Photo, Un Poéme on the flax culture in Normandy.
  • In pensivity101‘s lovely post, she highlights a color that might not be her favorite, but I agree that it looks amazing in Nature!
  • The day is peaceful, as we look across the field in Land of Images‘ contribution and see that the hay has been harvested and is ready for pickup.
  • Sarah’s entry in By Sarah gives us a view of one of those fields that you just want to walk through, as it is surrounded by beauty! [N.B. – blog may be set to private]
  • Kammie features some amazing fields in her post in The Nut House, so I’m curious to find out which one is your favorite!
  • A wonderful photo is featured in the post in Fatma Mahmoud, as we look across the lightposts to the blue field of the sky!
  • Not only is there a great photo that expands our field of view in Jordy’s Streamings, but I also enjoyed reading the post!
  • Ron shares a number of stunning photos of fields in his post in Progressing into Solitude, which show a true appreciation of wheat!
  • Ed captured a stunningly unique field in his post in In My Mind’s Eye, as it’s not every day that one sees a vertical field!
  • In a lovely post in Touring with Kids (a must read blog), we visit the gorgeous fields on the Dingle Peninsula in Ireland.
  • A pair of stunning photos are featured in Chateaux des Fleurs, as we get both an exotic and more quotidian look at fields!
  • Lee’s post in ladyleemanilla takes us to some rather lovely fields, which look very inviting!
  • Another fantastic post in CitySonnet, where Maria studies the lovely flowers that we might find in the fields!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom shows that whippet eyes are smiling among the fields of flowers.  Xenia’s second post in her blog, Tranature, gives us a stunning view of an orange poppy!
  • Ramya brings us truly amazing fields in her photos in And Miles to go before I sleep, which look very peaceful!
  • In Na’ama Yehuda‘s post, she brings us to the fields of gold, which also happens to be one of my favorite songs!
  • Lisa put together a great collection of fields in her post in A Day in the Life, which should also include some buffalo wings…
  • In another great post in WoollyMuses, there’s lots of yellow in the canola fields, and we also find time for a little cricket!
  • Jason is going for the cat cuteness factor in his post in Proscenium: I could use an entire field of cats, when they look that cute!
  • Candace may have encountered some storm clouds in her post in Netdancer’s Musings, and these clouds make Scotland look even more wonderful!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we are treated to some stunning scenery as we get to see the landscape of Malwa.
  • In a captivating photo in I’m Talking to Myself, the field is shrouded in fog, which adds to the mood of mystery!
  • Stella clearly has done some travelling, as is evident from the fields that she shares with us in Giggles & Tales; the photos of the fields are stunning!
  • The sheep may be looking for a place to get some food, as the really cool bit of agricultural memorabilia in the post in theOnlyD800intheHameau is missing…
  • Miriam’s post in The Shower of Blessings transports us Longleat, where she finds a rather nice estate, and some monkey business!
  • In a really interesting post in MVobsession, we go to a different field: a gallery where the cows float around!
  • The fields is amazingly bright in the post from Photography Journal Blog, which includes a great description of the photo!
  • Yinglan entry for this week’s theme in her blog, This is Another Story, has amazing vistas!
  • The great posts just keep on coming in One letter UP – diary 2.0, as we’re taking back in time for a bit of field exploration!
  • Petra asks us to share some love for the cattle in her in Photoworld vol. 3; they look peaceful and enjoying the fields that they are in, so let’s keep it that way!
  • In her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy caught a field truly aglow, which may just be a field filled with gold!
  • Olga capture a stunning image in her post in Stuff and what if…, between the sky and field, it doesn’t get much better!
  • The photo of the young cricketers, who seem eager to take the field in a lovely post in willowsoul!
  • Dawn features some of the stunning landscape that can be found in Cuba with a great post in TravelArtPix.
  • In Life in Minutes, we get treated to a wonderful photo of a field that appears to be enjoyed by the grazer!
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent demonstrates that Paris is much more than the city of love!
  • With a stunning photo in Chill Mom’s Photos and Reviews, we are treated to a truly lovely field!
  • Donna’s post in Wind Kisses combines humor and Nature’s beauty, and also has a cute bear!
  • With great photos in KameraPromenader, Maria treats us to a wonderful view of a fox in the field!
  • Sonia makes a strong conection in her post in Sonia’s Musings, as the field connects nature to civilization.
  • Cee’s photos of fields in Cee’s Photography are just stunning!  Each of them brings something different and draws us in!
  • The Roaming Urban Gypsy strikes with 3 posts! Each on of the Roaming Urban Gypsy posts are part of a report on the Phoenix Community Garden.  With lots to look at, each of Roaming Urban Gypsy‘s posts is interesting!
  • Debbie wrote another wonderful post in ForgivingConnects, about standing in her inner guidance and being a forgiveness coach.  Wonderful post!
  • In a wonderfully photographed post in Life Amazing, the question is asked: Can I play? Of course! Come play in our challenge!
  • Charles takes us into the great fields of Yellowstone National Park with a great post in charlesewaugh.
  • Nicole has some fluffy fun in her post in Doar Nicole, as she brings on the poppies with great photos and text to match!
  • In a post filled with great fields in Serendipity, Encouraged, the author reminisces about bicycle rides that were epic!
  • Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan features one of those vegetables that people either love or hate: kale!  Eat more kale!
  • With a great photo in Pictures without Film, we find some great stones in the field, as we approach Wren’s Egg.
  • Wandering through a field in the Blog of Hammad Rais, we get to experience the colors and lovely breezes!
  • Ilka also finds the beauty of field poppies in her post in A Thousand Miles, where she captures them beautifully!
  • With another great photo in sgeoil, we get the loveliness of the field and an appropriate quote from Ovid.
  • In a wonderful post in Ostendnomadography, we get to experience the green belt around Oostende, as we see the fields!
  • Khürt provides a report of a trip to Manhattan in his post in Island in the Net; his photos give us a stunning set of views that are wondrous to behold!
  • With a magnificent photo in Mostly Monochrome, we not only get a field, but also zebras!
  • A great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment brings us to the fields of ancestors, examining those who came before us.
  • A wonderful view of the field in front of their house is presented in the post in Pr@Gun!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 119

Whispering breezes

Welcome to the 119th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Another wonderful week of responses!

All of your posts were a delight to read both because of their creativity and the thought that you put into them.  Their were numerous interpretations of the theme Wind, each one of them interesting and beautiful.  Thank you for a great set of entries, and I hope that you’ll enjoy reading each one as much as I did!

Here’s another view of the wind…

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Autumn Winds

This image also came from a nice walk through Tower Hill Botanic Garden, as Autumn was in full swing with its rich color palette!  The breeze through the leaves gave me an idea for a slightly different technique to capture the wind…

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • In pensivity101‘s very creative post, she covered just about every version of wind that I can think of; go check to see, if she missed one!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom provides a wonderful haiku that sings of the wind, as Eivor and Pearl run like the wind.  Xenia’s second post in her blog, Tranature, takes a more relaxed view, as things wind down.
  • Another wonderful post in the Blog of Hammad Rais looks at those wondeful structures that are carried by the wind…
  • The day is really rather windy in the awesome photo in Land of Images‘ contribution to this week’s challenge.
  • Another fantastic post in CitySonnet, who clearly has a penchant for waves, as is evident in the great photos!
  • The windsock gives us a good indication of the weather conditions in another great post in theOnlyD800intheHameau!  The drone braves the weather just fine!
  • Olga shares an awesome event in Stuff and what if…, which is a truly epic celebration!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, there is evidence of the benefit of the wind and how we can use it!
  • Another great photo in Chateaux des Fleurs, as we get to see the wind carrying out one of its missions!
  • Petra’s post in Photoworld vol. 3 laments the lack of wind in serene images, but she did find wind in one of her images!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we get to see the clouds from above, as the wind carries them forward!
  • In a lovely post in MVobsession we get to see wonderful displays of the wind and how we use it.
  • Kammie’s post in The Nut House shows off the pride of Texas as the breeze is much appreciated!
  • Jason is taking an anti-rain stance in his post in Proscenium: too much wind and rain has caused such flooding that he’s considering building an ark!
  • Candace features a rather lovely, winding path in her post in Netdancer’s Musings, which looks very inviting!
  • Ron knows which way the wind is blowing in his post in Progressing into Solitude, as the vane will tell him!
  • Sonia finds strength in the wind in her post in Sonia’s Musings, as the wind in her hair gives her the courage to face her fear of heights!
  • With a wonderful poem in Sync with Deep, we get in touch with the deep universal meaning of the wind’s breath!
  • In another fantastic post in One letter UP – diary 2.0, we see part of the wind’s effect that we may not appreciate, as the snowdrifts are pretty high!
  • Cee’s has more wonderful photos on this week’s theme in Cee’s Photography, where we get to see classic, as well as modern!
  • Stella captures some wonderful sights in Giggles & Tales; a gorgeous windmill and that Danish flag looks stunning!
  • Carol has a wonderful photo in her post in Light Words, where she talks about the impact of the wind on the flowers she put on her deck…
  • Tatiana shows off some of the beauty of Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland, in a great post in TravelArtPix; even on a windy day, it looks stunning!
  • Nicole created both a beautiful poem and photo in her post in Doar Nicole, where she describes a winding breeze!
  • In Q’s Place we get to experience a classic Dutch windmill in an unusual location: San Francisco!
  • In her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy shows us the tree damage that can occur due to the wind in beautiful photos!
  • In Na’ama Yehuda‘s post, she shows us the true nature of the wind’s blessing, as sailing is just amazing!
  • A great post in Wanderlust and Wonderment shows us Glacier Bay and its windy roads on a windy day!
  • Emily’s post in her blog, Zombie Flamingoes, shares the fun of the wind with us, particularly the kite-boarding!
  • Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan shares a great photo of the flags on Pier 39, which looks fantastic!
  • In a lovely post in Sharing Thoughts, Indira shows us some balloons floating on the wind, as well as an amazing winding road!
  • With great photos in KameraPromenader, Maria captured the wind in all its glorious detail!
  • In another great post in WoollyMuses, there’s lots of fun play thanks to the wind!  Kitesurfing looks like a lot of fun!
  • Jessica Marie shares a wonderful photo of her mom and herself on a windy day in Ireland in Once a Day Photos.
  • Debbie wrote another wonderful post in ForgivingConnects, which focuses on a 3-step tool to help with fogirivng oneself!
  • Robert shares another amazing photo in his blog Photo Roberts Blog, where he captures the effect of the wind with subtle understatement!
  • With a great photo in sgeoil, we get to experience the beauty of the wind, echoing the words of Khalil Gibran.
  • Sonya’s photo in Middleton Road of the sunset with wind turbines is simply stunning in its serene beauty!
  • Khürt provides a truly stunning set of images in Island in the Net; he documents the Quickchek balloon festival in all its stunning colorful beauty!
  • In a lovely drawing in Cactus Dreams, we get to see a magnificent bird who is an expert at using the wind!
  • Ilka describes the winds of change in a beautiful post in A Thousand Miles, as children grow under our eyes.

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 118

Play time is the right time!

Welcome to the 118th round up of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Another record week in responses!!

Your responses were all very playful and filled with variety. There were a couple that definitely put a smile on my face in their creativity and unique approach to this week’s theme!  Thank you all for putting such wonderful effort into each and every one of your posts!

I enjoyed reading all of your posts, and hope that you’ll enjoy browsing through each other’s posts as well!

Here’s another bit of play…

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Pan will play!

This image came from a nice walk through Tower Hill Botanic Garden, as we chanced upon Pan hanging about in the woods.  With his pipes he lures us into his domain, where we are captivated by its beauty and wander for eternity…

The following were this week’s participants in the challenge with links to their posts:

  • Sarah kicks this week off with a wonderful little dog in By Sarah!  That dog looks ready to play! (FYI – as Sarah’s blog is marked private you may have to request access).
  • Nicole’s post in Un Photo Une Poeme has really captured the game, and it certainly looks like a lot of fun!
  • A wonderful post in Banactee brings about a real game changer with a stunning photo!
  • Kammie’s post in The Nut House has lots of variety of play and they sure look like they’re having fun!
  • There’s lots of play at the beach, as we can see in MV obsession‘s post; a bit of sand, lots of water and unbridled fun!
  • Very colorful is what we get to see in theOnlyD800intheHameau!  The kids will be ready to make use of that cornucopia of play!
  • In Don’t Hold Your Breath, we go very mathematical, as Fibonacci leads us on some floral exploration!
  • In Geriatri’X’ Fotogallery, we go to the ballgame and those kids are just having a blast!
  • A great post in Touring with Kids (cool blog!) shows us that it’s all kids play!  And those kids know how to play!
  • The awesome post in Chill Mom’s Photos and Reviews finds us at just the right water hole, which looks like a ton of fun!
  • Debbie’s post in Travel with Intent takes us to some of the most amazing play spots, which can be pretty competitive!
  • In Na’ama Yehuda‘s post, we get into the wonderful world of child’s play, and this one is creative!
  • With awesome photos in Chateaux des Fleurs, we get to see several varieties of play; which one is your favorite?
  • In a simply fantastic post in One letter UP – diary 2.0, the ultimate enjoyment of play is shared!  Go check out the facial expressions!
  • Xenia’s post in whippetwisdom brings us the awesome treat of falling water, which is sure to be enjoyed by Eivor and Pearl!
  • Robert’s photography in his blog Photo Roberts Blog is truly amazing!  His captures for this week’s theme demonstrate that again!
  • Emily’s post in her blog, Zombie Flamingoes, shows some of the fun that can be had playing on the ocean!
  • Jason breaks out the spirit in the sky in his post in Proscenium: it may just be the best place to play!
  • Candace found some truly serious play in her post in Netdancer’s Musings, as that is not your everyday play occurrence!
  • Lee’s post in ladyleemanila possibly has the largest variety of play documented in her post!  Awesome!
  • In another great post in WoollyMuses, the dogs get to play to their hearts content and they know how to do it!
  • Petra’s post in Photoworld vol. 3 is a great bit of play, as the Smurfs are hard at play! You can also see this post in Lilliput is Everywhere!
  • Susan’s post in Musin’ with Susan documents one of the classic elements of basketball: the pick-up game!
  • Cee’s take on this week’s theme in Cee’s Photography knows the value of dogs, and their wonderful play!
  • Olga put together another great post in Stuff and what if…, where she take a playfully creative approach to her photos!
  • Todd brings out some wonderful play in his post in Serendipity. Encouraged.  Do you have a favorite among them?
  • Bend Branches is a wonderful blog, and this week’s entry gives us the opportunity to see marmots at play!
  • An outstanding post in Life Amazing, treats us to great play in its most pristine form!
  • In her blog Out of my Write Mind, Sandy put together a fantastic report on the state of play!
  • In pensivity101‘s lovely post, there’s proof that Darwin’s love for playing in water is shared with other dogs as well!
  • The awesome post in The 59Club gives us a great view of some of the outdoor play opportunities!
  • Another wonderful post in CitySonnet, which shows that waves can be playful as well!
  • Marie takes us to the ball game in The New 3Rs: Retire, Recharge, Reconnect! Batter up!
  • Sonia talks about passing on the love of the game of football in her post in Sonia’s Musings.
  • Margo documents play time in her post in That Little Voice, and the playbows show that it was indeed playtime!
  • Debbie wrote a wonderful post in ForgivingConnects, where she talks about moving and happiness!  Looks like there are big things happening!
  • Nicole has some fun, playing with raindrops in her post in Doar Nicole, and her photos are simply gorgeous!
  • Khürt goes for a hike and finds wonderful spots for play in his blog, Island in the Net; fantastic photos!
  • George really captures play in his post in The Alchemist of the Woods: these dogs just have a load of fun!
  • Stella found some awesome playgrounds that she captured in Giggles & Tales; they look like great fun!
  • Ilka demonstrates that computers are kids play in her blog A Thousand Miles; it’s a wonderful post!
  • Miriam shares some of her wonderful playing for your listening pleasure in Out an’ About; there are also some fun photos to round out playtime!

I hope that you enjoy these posts and let the authors know!

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Treat

Nature’s strength is a real treat!

Welcome to Week 117 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge!  Your responses to last week’s challenge theme of Heat were awesome!

Enough of this heat, though!  Time for a break in the weather, so that we can enjoy the outdoors.  Those perfect days that we enjoy so much are a real Treat!  Yes, there are many ways to enjoy a treat, as we each have our own favorite ones.  Therefore, with this week’s challenge, feel free to go in any direction that you consider a Treat!

Let creativity flow freely, and, most of all, have fun with your entries, as that is what this challenge is all about.

Here’s a treat that tickles my fancy…

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Unfolded Strength

There’s something special in the wonderful structures that we find in Nature.  Not only are they versatile, but they also solve complex challenges, such as finding strength across a large surface area, which is accomplished with the folds.  Lots of the Sun’s rays to catch, moisture to absorb and strength against the wind: what a great solution!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

I’m looking forward to seeing what might ring true in your posts!